Pasta Quarantine… And Then Some

It has been 50 over days since the rest of Malaysia were told to stay safe by staying home. We all did. And then there were also those who didn’t give a shit, went out and either got arrested or got infected. Our Movement Control Order (MCO) ended last week, with a slightly relaxed version of…

So Fishy but Still So Good!

There’s always that one friend who knows just where to get good food. Sometimes, you need to drive far; other times, it can just be right behind your house. In this case, it’s not a friend and yes, it was behind my house. My sister’s husband has a nose for delectable menus and he found…

Xiaomi Unveils the New Mi 9T at Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur

Ever heard of the phrase, “Do one thing every day that scares you?” What about this? “Do something every day that is hard until it’s not?” This justifies and explains my day today. Usually, it is Mr Geeker who attends new phone launches and other miscellaneous media events but today, I stood chest out and…

Kuala Lumpur: Rich, Vibrant and Colourful.

About a year ago, I submitted an article on interior home decor for Mongoose Publishing. The article was published in the Tropicana Magazine. My journey into writing leads me to various destinations that don’t seem to be a fixed trend. And then I recently wrote an article for a friend on the sights and smells…

There is a Time for Teetotallers Like Me.

10 months ago on August 4, 2016, I joined the company I’m currently at today in a bid to escape the humdrum of unemployment. Last year (2016), I was out of a job (and out of sorts!) for 5 months! 5 months is a long time for someone who graduated with a degree, is well-read…

My Lazy Sunday Musings: Moleskine Cafe, Milan.

What I would give to book a flight to Milan just to visit the Moleskine Cafe! I rarely blog much about it but I’m actually a huge fan of notebooks and stationery, particularly notebooks by Moleskine and stationery brands like Faber-Castell, Buncho and Staedtler. And when I found out about the Moleskine Cafe in Milan,…

Readers of the World, Unite!

Oh, for the love of books, this is (by far) the largest library in the world! I have not been to the library before but judging by the photos of it published online, it has to the largest in the world. This is definitely a bookworm’s paradise! A grand location where readers all over the world…

Book Review: Odysseus: The Oath by Valerio Massimo Manfredi.

Type: Paperback, 372 pages Publisher: Pan Macmillan, October 1, 2013 (first published in November 6, 2012) Original Title: Il mio nome è Nessuno: Il giuramento Odysseus: The Oath was written by Valerio Massimo Manfredi and translated into English by his wife, Christine Feddersen-Manfredi. The Oath is the first book in a three-part series which also include the second book, Odysseus:…

Oh, For the Love of Coffee!

It was International Coffee Day on October 1 over the weekend, how did you celebrate that special occasion? How does one even celebrate such an occasion, since it isn’t a day where you pay visits to your relatives, or collect red packets of money from your elders, or attend open houses with big scrumptious feasts……

Celebrating a One-Year Anniversary.

Another short post today. I just want to say that my blog, Creator & Curator, is celebrating (on a small scale) its first year anniversary today. I can’t believe it has been a year already since I started the blog. Well, if you want to be precise and persnickety, then the exact date when I started…

Thanks For Following Me!

Hi everyone, just a short and sweet post to say thank you for following me! I hope you have had a wonderful journey on my blog, reading posts that you (could possibly) have not read before. I hope you enjoyed yourselves. Is there anything you would like to see more of )or less of) next…

Food Review: The Man Behind the Sushi Counter.

Are you a fan of Japanese cuisine? Perhaps I should be more specific: Are you a fan of sushi and sashimi? I know I am, and I’m not ashamed of it. My parents introduced me to sushi one day but back then, I was only interested in eating the raw salmon. There was a certain…

Movie Review: The Jungle Book.

Watching The Jungle Book movie last night brought back so many childhood memories. As a child, I had watched the cartoon over and over again. The man-cub Mowgli surviving in the animal kingdom in the forest with the comical Baloo the bear, the ever-serious Bagheera the black panther, the sneaky Kaa the snake, the vengeful…

Food Review: Nasi Lemak.

Many people associate the nasi lemak with being ‘Malaysia, truly Asia‘. Four things you should know about nasi lemak: A staple daytime diet for most Malaysians. Best eaten when it is freshly cooked and prepared. Usually consumed for breakfast in the morning. Literally means fat rice when directly translated from Malay to English. Many people…

Whose Side Are You On? Batman or Superman?

Upon discovering the release and airing dates of the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice movie last year, all I’ve done was wait patiently for it to hit the big screens in Malaysia. I’ve always loved DC Comics (and Marvel too) and the movie only served to crank up my curiosity as to who would…

75 Years of Virginia Woolf.

As a reader, I’ve never been much for Virginia Woolf nor have I read her books. As a writer, however, I must commend on her genius ways on writing, especially her famous nonlinear prose style notably in her novels, Mrs Dalloway and To The Lighthouse. March 2016 began as the National Nutrition Month and now,…

Must Be Weird to be Famous.

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Famous brands doing weird things just to see what’s it like on the other side. I’m sure you have heard of Michelin restaurant ratings and probably read the Guinness World Book of Records. But I’m not sure if either of us would eat Colgate’s kitchen entrees or wear Bic…

Walking Down “Memory” Lane.

Drag and Drop Dragging and dropping files into a tiny piece of technology is often a pain in the ass to me because of the amount of storage that will eventually run out when too many things have been put into it. I have various storage devices ranging from 16MB to 128GB, with each and…

EPL 2015: Liverpool vs. Arsenal.

In typical Gunner fashion, the match between Arsenal and Liverpool ended in a draw. A 3-3 draw. While I’m thankful it wasn’t a goalless draw, as a fan, I was hoping and praying it was a win instead. Then again, which fan wouldn’t want their club to win? For one, Arsenal are on course to…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs. Newcastle.

It took a defender to give Arsenal a win in last night’s match against Newcastle United. It took just one goal for all three points and move the club two points clear of Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table. It took a foreign player by the name of Laurent Koscielny of…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs. Bournemouth.

It was one of those days for Arsenal fans worldwide. We know how our the club plays their games. One minute, they play so well and win big. Next minute, they play badly and lose terribly. We know Arsenal’s playing style by now. We know they are consistently inconsistent and unpredictable. You hope they win…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs. Manchester City.

Goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud ensured that Arsenal remains in second place with 36 points, two and four points behind surprise Premier League leaders Leicester City (38 points) and third-placed Manchester City (32 points), respectively. Spurs are fourth with 29 points while Manchester United has slipped to fifth place, also with 29 points….

EPL 2015: Aston Villa vs. Arsenal.

Olivier Giroud’s penalty and Aaron Ramsey’s cool finish gave Arsenal a comfortable 2-0 victory last night over Aston Villa, and propelled them to the top of the Premier League table. Level on points with the Gunners are Manchester City in second place, and Leicester City in third place and one game in hand. Manchester United…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs. Sunderland.

Arsenal’s sketchy performances almost continued after an own goal was scored to Sunderland’s advantage. Many of the Arsenal fans want the club players to stop scoring for the opposition. We want to be scoring for our own team and our own progress, not for the benefit of others and contributing to their progress! Arsene Wenger…

Oh, ‘APP’ solutely!

Who would have thought that Waze could help so many drivers today, to locate their destinations and avoiding as much traffic congestion as possible. Whoever came up with the idea for Waze was one helluva genius (geniuses, ‘app’ arently, because it was created by Israeli trio Uri Levine, software engineer Ehud Shabtai, and Amir Shinar)!…

#PRAYFORPARIS

I woke up this morning to some really terrible news. That France had been on the receiving end of several deadly attacks. Was it the work of terrorists? I have yet to find out. So far I’ve read, 43 were killed with dozens injured and the French police are in the midst of their investigation…